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Sassy Librarian

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Sassy Librarian Blouse taught by Christine Haynes

Demure, but alluring. Sophisticated, yet sweet and easy to make! Christine Haynes shows you how to take one top in eight pretty directions.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Cute, Retro / Vintage
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What are you most proud of? I am proud of following the directions and not taking any shortcuts. In school home economics classes, I resented the detail work and yet, close attention to the pressing steps and the basting make a huge difference in the finished product.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't have a goal of when you want to WEAR the blouse (such as, TOMORROW). Take it in steps, do over what doesn't look right. I had to tear out the top buttonhole twice, even though I made a sample as Christine told us to. For some reason my machine kept going over to the side on the second zigzag pass. It may have been because of the slightly different levels of bulk underneath. I made a cup of tea (Ceylon) and carefully pulled out the second bad buttonhole without damaging the fabric. Then I did that buttonhole upside down, even though it meant all the bulk of the fabric was on the wrong side of the needle. That time, thankfully, it worked.

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Love the fabric you have chosen for this version.

07/22/2012 Flag

Very pretty! Like this one as well.

08/03/2012 Flag

Looks like I found you! Very nice blouse - love your fabric choice. I have also signed up for this class but have not yet started - maybe in the summer. Nice to connect with a fellow knitter/sewer!

02/23/2013 Flag

Absolutely beautiful! Back to Joann's to buy some fabric.

03/15/2013 Flag

Great blouse - Congratulations! And thank you very much about telling us, what difficulties you have encountered and how you solved them :-) That is very important - especially for impatient people like me ... ;-) I definately will try to do this one. Wonderful fabric you choosed!

04/11/2013 Flag